The California Highway Patrol has successfully rescued a chihuahua using the quick reflexes of a motorcycle cop and the penetrating stare of infrared camera mounted to an airplane.
It’s nice to think of cops as the appointed “dads” of a community. Or like friendly characters in the first act of a Disney movie. This clip from Officer Martin Folczyk’s dashcam illustrates, well, exactly that.
All I want for Christmas is to go to the California Highway Patrol’s car handling camp. Who knew learning how not to drive would be so much fun? I mean, now that I think about it, we all should have figured.
Ruger the black lab must have good instincts. Or maybe he’s seen some Disney movies. Lost on a cold winter night, he hopped into an open police car and curled up on the passenger seat all cute-like. When the officer discovered the dog riding shotgun, the dog got a free lift home.
I always thought it made sense for U.S. Customs and Border Protection to use high-performance Ford Raptor pickup trucks. You need a lot of horsepower to move swiftly through sand, after all. But apparently CBP forgot to actually teach its officers how to use these things because, yikes.
A police chase raged all over Los Angeles last night as LAPD chased a stolen Mercedes CLS driven by an armed suspect. The pursuit only ended when the suspect slammed directly into a dividing barrier and was flung halfway across a highway. Amazingly, the guy walked away from the wreck. Does he have that tank-like Benz…
The Michigan State Police has conducted its own torture tests on pretty much all the cars, SUVs and motorcycles American cops are driving today. Preliminary results are in– check them out and see if your car’s faster than your local law enforcer.
At least two suspects are still at large after shooting 14 rounds at a police car in a high speed pursuit. All this was witnessed by the cruiser’s dash cam and a ride-along passenger, who was reduced to tears as she was hit with windshield glass broken by bullets.
The Boeing 747-400 Global SuperTanker can put out fires just about anywhere, carrying 19,200 gallons of fire suppressant at close to 600 MPH. It’s a heroic beast to behold, and now you can climb all over the entire thing with this complete and controllable virtual walkthrough.
Michael “Smitty” Smith is credited with more than 42 years of service with the Houston, Texas fire department, and started a well-deserved retirement in June. But when he saw his old crew battling a three-alarm blaze on TV news, he suited up one last time and stepped in to help.
Imagine if you took the engine from a Jet Ski, strapped it to a wakeboard and pointed it “down.” That’s essentially the concept of the flyboard which, turns out, also makes a decent firefighting apparatus.
An alleged street racer meetup in Los Angeles turned deadly this weekend when undercover California Highway Patrol officers shot and killed the driver of a truck they say turned and drove toward them after a pursuit. The truck’s passenger was also injured by gunfire.
Does Captain America work at the Texas Department Of Public Safety or what? Probably, and here’s some solid evidence.
Security at this year’s NY Heritage of Pride Parade will come with a strong display of solidarity with the LGBT community. It’s nice to see the police lead with an inclusive example, and frankly, the car looks good this way.
Is this the most equipment and manpower a law enforcement agency has ever devoted to a meme?
Three people were busted in New York’s Holland Tunnel today after cops somehow couldn’t help but notice their pickup truck, decorated in a ludicrously charming “hillbilly teens playing Army” motif, was allegedly packed with loaded guns, combat equipment, body armor and drugs. Why? Rescue mission, obviously!
Think they busted the guitar player dangling off the front too?
The Dubai Police have reportedly knocked down their local hooligans a peg, seizing 81 vehicles allegedly involved in street racing. And we’re not talking about clapped-out Civics; cops say some cars were clearing 180 MPH on public roads.
Last month Florida attorney David J. Maloney, locally famous for an aggressive anti-DUI attitude, was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving. Now the state attorney’s office has decided to dismiss the case because they couldn’t find enough evidence that Maloney was actually impaired after all.